KTM Macina Scarp SX Master Review

  • 6299 €
  • Carbon
  • Bosch Performance Line CX Smart System
  • 140 mm
  • 400 WH
  • 140 mm
  • 2024
  • 29"
  • 18,1 kg
Everyone is after lightweight EMTBs. The Austrians at KTM have taken this customer desire by the scruff and tuned the Macina Scarp SX Master with a smaller motor for full-on weight reduction.
Bosch is the major motor manufacturer in the EMTB world, alongside Shimano - and it's no surprise, as the Performance Line CX Smart System shows. With torque under the motor cover, the support is generous. Nobody needs to fear steep hills anymore. Furthermore, the power of the motor control is regulated so that the start always feels dynamic,. The short range unfortunately limits the tour radius quite significantly.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Macina Scarp SX Master in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (6000) .

Carbon is considered a premium material in the bike industry. In the price range about 6500€, aluminium is usually the frame material used. With the carbon frame, KTM can clearly differentiate itself from many competitors. The Fox chassis provides safety and traction, even when the trail gets rougher. However, it comes to its limit at high speed. Especially for heavy riders, the KTM brakes could be a problem. With four pistons and small 180 brake rotors they only decelerate averagely. At the drivetrain components and the rest of the parts, KTM uses average parts. The moderate head tube angle provides a good compromise between stability and agility when going downhill. The reach is also right there in the middle ground. The low bottom bracket height will likely be a sticking point for trail riders, as it negatively affects handling. Short chainstays and make the front end light in steep climbs. To keep the front wheel on the ground, you need to consciously lean forward. When I looked at the weight of the complete bike, my jaw actually dropped. With 18,1 kg, the Macina Scarp SX Master is a real lightweight. The low weight combined with the pleasant geometry ensures a very natural and agile handling. With very few other EMTBs, you forget so quickly that you are moving a bike with a motor, as with the Macina Scarp SX Master.

Value for money

If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how much bike you get for 6299 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the KTM Macina Scarp SX Master

With a weak range and a mediocre chassis, the Macina Scarp SX Master definitely has weaknesses. Nevertheless, it remains a solid all-rounder with a wide range of abilities , thanks to an excellent motor and an extremely good handling.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
KTM Macina Scarp SX Master Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

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SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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xl
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Wheelsize
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29
29
29
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Stack
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601
615
629
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Reach
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456
472
499
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Top Tube Length
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600
620
650
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Seat Tube Length
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430
450
480
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Seat Tube Angle
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76,5
76,5
76,5
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Head Tube Length
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90
105
120
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Head Tube Angle
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66
66
66
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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30
30
30
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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Chainstay Length
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451
451
451
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Wheelbase
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1208
1231
1264
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Standover Height
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809
817
825
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  • Motor Bosch Performance Line CX Smart System
  • Display Mini Remote
  • Battery 400
  • Frame Macina Scarp 29" Premium Carbon SLL-E 140mm UDH CPT400 Bosch BDU31 / M-4830
  • Frame Material Carbon
  • Fork FOX 34 Float 29" Performance e-Tune 140mm
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Damper FOX Float Performance 2-P 230x60
  • Gearrange 510%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever Shimano Deore XT M8100-12
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT M8100-12 SGS shadow+
  • Crank KTM E-TEAM2 ISIS 170mm Q8
  • Cassette Shimano Deore XT M8100-12 / 10-51T
  • Chain Shimano M6100-12
  • Brake Set Magura MT5 4-Piston
  • Brake Rotors 180/180
  • Wheel Set KTM Comp Trail 29 CL 148/12TA 622x30TC made by DT SWISS
  • Tires Front Maxxis Rekon EXO/TR 62-622
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Rekon EXO/TR 62-622
  • Saddle Selle Royal SRX
  • Seat Post KTM Comp II dropper internal
  • Stem FSA NS MTB -10° ICR
  • Handle Bar KTM Team II flat 2X 740mm
  • Handle Bar Width 740
  • Head Set FSA ACR / Acros 1.5" angle limit
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